Buildlog: 46OW

By Johan Nyman, on 8 września 2017

I was really excited when we released our Carbide 460X case as it has awesome potential for modding and making themed builds, I wanted to do a Overwatch build as that is the game I play the most right now, so I started to think about a design.

Gigabyte was really nice and helped out with a GA-Z170X-Designare and a Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming GTX 1060. All the hardware I ended up with was this:

Corsair Crystal 460X
Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Designare

Intel Core i5 6600K

Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming GTX 1060

Corsair Vengeance RGB

Corsair MP500

Corsair RM650X

Corsair H100i v2

Corsair HD120 RGB

Corsair Lighting Node PRO

Our Vengeance RGB is a really good choice when doing theme builds as it is easy to fit it together with the color scheme you have.

As the theme of the build is Overwatch I went for a white-orange color theme. Modguru was nice  again to help out with sleeved cables for our RM650X.

We have two other products  that recently was released as well that I am using, our first M.2 SSD, MP500 and our Lighting Node Pro which makes it possible to control our RGB-fans through Corsair Link, it also comes with RGB LED-strips.

It is really nice with M.2 SSDs as there is less cables to route in the case.

This is how the cable management behind the motherboard ended up like.

I mounted one of the RGB LED-strips around the IO-plate on the case, just to make it easier to see in the dark when you need to plug something in.

The other RGB LED-strips was installed inside the case to sync up with rest of the theme.

Next thing I wanted to do was to cover up the fans on the inside of the case, together with a friend I designed a fan-grill with Corsair and Overwatch logos. It was milled out in clear acrylic.

This plate was painted, the small bit in the Overwatch logo was painted orange and the rest white. The PSU cover was also painted white and orange.

This was how it ended up looking, I know the fan-grill probably stops some air from the fans, however, this case is extremely open so it did not do any big change in the temperatures.

I wanted the front glass to have a Overwatch logo as well, I thought about vinyl at first, but then I decided on engraving it to the glass with a rotary tool.

I used something called carbon paper to transfer the logo to the glass.

Then I used my rotary tool with a engraving bit to do the engraving, I made a complete guide on how to do engraving that you can find here. When engraving glass though you need to be extra careful and not use any sharp engraving bits, I recommend using the “ball” ones. Remember to engrave on the backside and not the outside too!

The top part of the Overwatch logo is orange, which I wanted it to be on the glass as well so I bought an acrylic pen and filled it out.

With the three front fans set to white LED the fan-grill really shines up!

The RGB LED-strips on the IO-plate looks like this, really useful when its dark.

This is how the build ended up looking, for more and better photos, check out the Builders Gallery!

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment.


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